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In pictures: The Falklands economy
Post-war prosperity

As Falklands business leaders and politicians gather in London to discuss their economy, how has the UK territory fared since 1982?

The previously declining islands have prospered. The UK gave 46m in aid after the war.

Income grew from 5m (US$10m) in 1980 to 75m in 2004. The islands are now self-sufficient except for defence, which costs Britain 110m a year.

In 1986 a 150-mile (241km) fisheries zone was set up and fishing licence sales became the islands' largest income provider.

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